pell

verb
\ ˈpel \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of pell

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

dialectal, chiefly England : hasten, hurry

transitive verb

obsolete : beat, pelt

pell

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of pell (Entry 2 of 2)

: a roll of parchment specifically : one formerly used in the English Exchequer to record receipts and expenditures appointed … his second brother clerk of the pells — G. O. Trevelyan

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History and Etymology for pell

Verb

Middle English pellen

Noun

Middle English pel skin, roll of parchment, from Middle French, from Latin pellis skin

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“Pell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pell. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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